Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Nazi-Themed 'Only' Lyric Video

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Nicki Minaj has come under fire again for one of her visuals, but this time it has nothing to do with nudity.

After being released on Friday, the lyric video for “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown spurred chatter over it’s Nazi-esque visuals.

The clip shows Nicki as a Hitler-like dictator surrounded by a bunch of red banners with symbols reminiscent of swastikas.

Earlier this week, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement denouncing the video and its imagery.

“Nicki Minaj’s new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture’s exploitation of Nazi symbolism,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor. “This video is insensitive to Holocaust survivors and a trivialization of the history of that era. The abuse of Nazi imagery is deeply disturbing and offensive to Jews and all those who can recall the sacrifices Americans and many others had to make as a result of Hitler’s Nazi juggernaut.”

Because of the controversy, Nicki took to Twitter to issue an apology. She notes the producer of the lyric video and the person responsible for overseeing are both Jewish.

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